Measures of disability in activities of daily living (ADL) have become important indicators of the health of older persons.
One fundamental decision in disability research is constructing or choosing a rating scale to measure ADL disability.
Although there is growing consensus in the field on what ADLs to measure, there is little agreement on how to measure ADL disability.
This study compares the effect of scales that rate the presence of difficulty, use or human assistance and use of any type of assistance to perform seven different ADLs on prevalence estimates of disability in a probability sample of 1818 adults 70 years of age and older living in the six New England states.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Vieillard, Capacité fonctionnelle, Activité, Vie quotidienne, Echelle évaluation, Psychométrie, Méthode étude, Etats Unis, Enquête, Homme, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Elderly, Functional capacity, Activity, Daily living, Evaluation scale, Psychometrics, Investigation method, United States, Inquiry, Human, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0241122
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.